Punjab Population Census data 2011

Punjab

Punjab is unarguably one of the most wonderful states in India with regards to the climate. The state has fabulous weather throughout the year which is also conducive for the growth of a variety of crops. The state has seen a lot of ups and downs during the years of freedom struggle and has developed to be one of the strongest states in India with respect to the economical conditions. Some of the most influential and powerful leaders of the country have emerged from this state and the current Prime Minister of the country also hails from the state of Punjab. The state of Punjab is the highest producer of Wheat in the country and a huge percentage of the country's army is represented by the wonderful state of Punjab.

The Population of Punjab according to the 2011 census stands at about 27 million, making it the 15th most populated state in India. The state is spread over an area of about 50000 sq. km. making it the 19th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 550 which is inevitable given the opportunities of growth and development in the state. The state has a growth rate of about 13% which is below the national average of 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The sex ratio in Punjab leaves a lot to be desired as it lags behind the national average by a lot of points. The statistics in the Punjab Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.

The largest city in the state of Punjab is Chandigarh while Ludhiana is the capital city of the Punjab. The languages spoken in the Punjab state includes Punjabi and Hindi. In total Punjab (PB) state comprises 20 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Punjab state is PB.

Punjab Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Punjab has population of 2.77 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.44 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Punjab as per 2011 census is 27,743,338 of which male and female are 14,639,465 and 13,103,873 respectively. In 2001, total population was 24,358,999 in which males were 12,985,045 while females were 11,373,954.

Punjab Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 13.89 percent while in previous decade it was 19.76 percent. The population of Punjab forms 2.29 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.37 percent.

Punjab Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Punjab has seen upward trend and is 75.84 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 80.44 percent while female literacy is at 62.52 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Punjab stood at 69.65 percent of which male and female were 79.66 percent and 60.53 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Punjab stands at 18,707,137 of which males were 10,436,056 and females were 8,271,081.

Punjab Density 2011

Total area of Punjab is 50,362 sq. km. Density of Punjab is 551 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Punjab was 484 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Punjab Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Punjab is 895 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 874 per 1000 males in Punjab.

Punjab Religious Data

Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Punjab state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Punjab. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Punjab state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Punjab Population Census 2011.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 2.77 Crores 2.44 Crore
Actual Population 27,743,338 24,358,999
Male 14,639,465 12,985,045
Female 13,103,873 11,373,954
Population Growth 13.89% 19.76%
Percantage of total Population 2.29% 2.37%
Sex Ratio 895 874
Child Sex Ratio 846 961
Density/km2 551 484
Density/mi2 1,427 1,253
Area km2 50,362 50,362
Area mi2 19,445 19,445
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,076,219 3,171,829
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,665,994 1,763,801
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,410,225 1,408,028
Literacy 75.84 % 69.65 %
Male Literacy 80.44 % 79.66 %
Female Literacy 62.52 % 60.53 %
Total Literate 18,707,137 14,756,970
Male Literate 10,436,056 8,442,293
Female Literate 8,271,081 6,314,677

Punjab Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Punjab, 37.48% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 10,399,146 of which 5,545,989 are males and while remaining 4,853,157 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 37.48 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Punjab was 875 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 852 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Punjab were 1,130,717. Of total population in urban region, 10.87 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Punjab for Urban regions was 83.18 percent in which males were 86.67% literate while female literacy stood at 68.29%. Total literates in urban region of Punjab were 7,709,480.

Punjab Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Punjab state, around 62.52 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 9,093,476 and 8,250,716 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Punjab state was 17,344,192. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 62.52%.

In rural regions of Punjab state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 907 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 844 girls per 1000 boys. In Punjab, 1,945,502 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.22 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Punjab, literacy rate for males and female stood at 76.62 % and 58.99 %. Average literacy rate in Punjab for rural areas was 71.42 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 10,997,657.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 62.52 % 37.48 %
Total Population 17,344,192 10,399,146
Male Population 9,093,476 5,545,989
Female Population 8,250,716 4,853,157
Population Growth 7.75 % 25.86 %
Sex Ratio 907 875
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 844 852
Child Population (0-6) 1,945,502 1,130,717
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.22 % 10.87 %
Literates 10,997,657 7,709,480
Average Literacy 71.42 % 83.18 %
Male Literacy 76.62 % 86.67 %
Female Literacy 58.99 % 68.29 %

Punjab Census 2011 Conclusion

The official census 2011 of Punjab has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Punjab. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Punjab was also done by officials conducting population census.

Figures of population census 2011 Punjab have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
Large cities of Punjab Population Male Female
Ludhiana (Municipal Corporation) 1,613,878 874,773 739,105
Amritsar (Municipal Corporation) 1,132,761 602,754 530,007

Large Urban Agglomeration of Punjab Population Male Female
Amritsar 1,183,705 630,114 553,591

Largest District by Population in Punjab Population Male Female
Ludhiana 3,498,739 1,867,816 1,630,923
Amritsar 2,490,656 1,318,408 1,172,248
Gurdaspur 2,298,323 1,212,617 1,085,706
Jalandhar 2,193,590 1,145,211 1,048,379
Firozpur 2,029,074 1,071,637 957,437
Patiala 1,895,686 1,002,522 893,164
Sangrur 1,655,169 878,029 777,140
Hoshiarpur 1,586,625 809,057 777,568
Bathinda 1,388,525 743,197 645,328
Tarn Taran 1,119,627 589,369 530,258


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Largest District (km²)
1 Firozpur 5305
2 Sangrur 3625
3 Ludhiana 3578
4 Gurdaspur 3551
5 Hoshiarpur 3386
Percentage of Child
1 Tarn Taran 12.26 %
2 Firozpur 12.23 %
3 Mohali 11.63 %
4 Muktsar 11.58 %
5 Amritsar 11.31 %
High Density
1 Ludhiana 978
2 Amritsar 928
3 Mohali 909
4 Jalandhar 836
5 Gurdaspur 647
Top Population Growth
1 Gurdaspur 0.00 %
2 Bathinda 0.00 %
3 Mansa 0.00 %
4 Patiala 0.00 %
5 Amritsar 0.00 %
High Literacy
1 Hoshiarpur 84.59 %
2 Mohali 83.80 %
3 Jalandhar 82.48 %
4 Ludhiana 82.20 %
5 Rupnagar 82.19 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Hoshiarpur 961
2 Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar 954
3 Rupnagar 915
4 Jalandhar 915
5 Kapurthala 912